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How Much Does Dental Care Cost?
The term "dental care" encompasses a wide range of treatments and procedures, with average prices for preventive dentistry, starting at about $100 for a simple dental checkup. However, more expensive dental procedures, such as a dental restoration, can cost about $30,000 and includes a number of treatments, including dental implants, dental bridges, veneers, bone grafts, and so much more.

It is highly recommended that patients regularly visit our experts at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry to stay on top of their oral health. Regular visits to the dentist can go a long way in reducing your long-term dental care expenses because any minor issues you have will be quickly resolved before they turn into major problems requiring major surgery.

The Cost of Dental Care Depending on the Procedure

Below is a list of dental procedures and their estimates. Please note that most of these dental costs are estimates and may vary depending on your specific situation.

Dental Examinations from $100

The average price of a dental examination is about $100 to $200. It is recommended to visit our experienced dentists at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry for a dental checkup at least once a year. This is true even if you don't have any dental issues at present. A dental exam may reveal issues that you didn't know about. Depending on your results, you may be asked to undergo further exams, such as x-rays, that may cost an extra $100 or more.

Dental Cleanings from $100

While regular brushing and flossing can go a long way in preventing gum disease, you should get your teeth cleaned by specialists like Dr. Kabaklian. This should cost you about $100 for a routine dental cleaning. Note that a deep cleaning could cost you more.

Dental cleaning is a great way of ironing out any issues you have with your teeth and is worth the time and money. It could be the difference between good dental health and expensive treatments.

Scaling and Root Planing from $200

Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical procedure that involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line. This procedure cleans all surfaces of your teeth, including root surfaces and gum pockets. It will cost anywhere from $200 to $400 per quadrant or about $1,000 for a more thorough cleaning.

Dental Sealants from $30

Dentists apply a dental sealant to coat the surface of a tooth in order to prevent further decay. A dental sealant is a thin coating that provides additional protection to the teeth. It is recommended in both children and adults who have deep grooves in their teeth. The average price for dental sealants is about $30 to $50 per tooth.

Dental Veneers from $1,000

Dental veneers are primarily used to restore a person's smile by addressing tooth stains, cracks in the teeth, and lengthening teeth that are too short. They also provide protection to the teeth from further damage. The price for dental veneers is about $1,000 to $3,000 per tooth. A major advantage of dental veneers is that they can be done in just two appointments to the dentist. They also look like real teeth and will not stain.

Dental Bridges from $500

A dental bridge is a permanent solution to replace missing teeth. There are three types of dental bridges: fixed bridges, bonded bridges, and cantilever bridges. The price for dental bridges varies from $500 to $1,500. This includes any pontics and abutments. The material of choice for dental bridges is zirconia, a durable material that can last a long time.

Dental Crowns from $900

Dental crowns are a popular tooth restoration procedure that can improve the way a damaged tooth appears and reinforce it in the process. The most common materials for dental crowns include glass, ceramic, or porcelain. The price of a dental crown starts from $900 but can vary widely depending on the material.

Dental Implants from $4,500

Dental implants have become the go-to solution for missing teeth because of how they look and they provide the functionality of real teeth. A dental implant is composed of three components: a post, an abutment, and the crown. The post is usually made of titanium and is surgically drilled into the jawbone to hold the abutment in place. Finally, a crown is inserted over the abutment.

Not everyone is a good candidate for a dental implant. You will need to talk to our dentist about whether getting a dental implant would benefit you. Factors that make you a good candidate include:
•  Good jawbone health to support the implant
•  Good oral health
•  Healthy gums
•  Commitment to oral hygiene

In some cases, patients may be asked to undergo a bone graft if they have lost bone in their jaw. The procedure is performed before a dental implant and can take a few months to recover from. The estimated cost for this procedure ranges from $2,000 to $4,000. Patients are likely to incur other costs, such as x-rays, CT scans, and screening procedures that can increase the overall cost by $500 or $1,000.

In the implants vs. dentures debate, it is best to visit our dentists at Enamel General and Cosmetic Dentistry for consultation on which solution may be better for you. In general, dental implants may be a better choice for most patients because they are a permanent solution.

Dental Fillings from $200

As the term suggests, a dental filling is used to 'fill' a small cavity or hole in a tooth. The procedure involves the removal of the decayed tissue and replacing it with a filling material. Common filling materials include gold, porcelain, and zinc, among others.

The average price for a dental filling is about $200 or more. Depending on the materials used, the cost could go as high as $5,000.

In general, preventive dental care isn't expensive and usually costs about $100 to $200 per visit. Visiting our dentists once every six months is recommended, even if you don't have a dental issue. For more information, call us 949-991-2499, and our friendly staff will help you understand how dental care is affordable for you.

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